The Centre for All Canadians
Catherine Read, Frances Brooke, c. 1771, Library and Archives Canada, c11737k

Double Take: Portraits of Intriguing Canadians

Catherine Read, Frances Brooke, c. 1771, Library and Archives Canada, c11737k
A major traveling exhibition developed by the Portrait Gallery of Canada, a program of Library and Archives Canada, showcases almost 100 original works that offer visitors an opportunity to peek behind the façade of interesting Canadians.
Joe Fafard, David Suzuki, 2006, Library and Archives Canada, e010675633

In the exhibition Double Take: Portraits of Intriguing Canadians, visitors are invited to discover portraits of over 50 Canadians that tell compelling stories of assumed identity, assassination, exploitation, discovery, invention, injustice, activism, and achievement. The exhibition is thought-provoking and inspires visitors to do a “double take” and take another look at selected figures in Canadian history.

The exhibition also features a variety of media, including paintings, photographs, cartoons and drawings, video and sculpture that offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about the fascinating diversity of individuals who have left-and are leaving-their mark on our country and our culture. Double Take highlights the richness and diversity of the national portrait collection while providing the opportunity to exhibit some works for the very first time.

Newsletter Signup


Regular Building Hours
Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM


Art Gallery Regular Hours

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Confederation Chamber Hours
Saturday ONLY 10:00 AM – 3PM

Box Office
Monday to Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Please call 1-800-565-0278 or 902-566-1267 for information.



Toutes nos excuses. La version française de notre site Web est présentement en construction.

What are Relaxed Performances?


Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.

These performances will be designed in a way to be more comfortable for audience members who may experience anxiety or are not comfortable with some aspects of a traditional theatre setting. This can include people on the Autism Spectrum and their families; those with sensory and communicative disorders or learning disabilities; people with Tourette’s syndrome; someone who might need to move often due to chronic pain or to use the facilities; or even parents with toddlers.



I agree to receive further communications from Confederation Centre of the Arts for upcoming events, promotions and market research purposes.